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Invitation to the Defense of Hong-Kai Wong

Event Label
Defense PhD-in-Practice
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Description
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, Room Turm 2, DG06

The PhD-in-Practice program of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna kindly invites you to the defense of Hong-Kai Wang´s dissertation project The Song Is Etched in Your Body: Listening for Unnamed Frequencies.

The Examination Panel is made up of: Mag. Dr. Moira Hille (chair), Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Anette Baldauf (first supervisor), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Renate Lorenz (second supervisor) and Cathy Lane (external appraiser, University of the Arts London).


In The Song Is Etched in Your Body: Listening for Unnamed Frequencies, I try to articulate the social and artistic processes developed from my recent projects Hazzeh (2019), Borom (2020), and fuengu (2021) by integrating multiple forms of writing including essay, diary, travelogue, listening score, and conversation. This dissertation anchors its inquiry firmly in the question of listening and the politics embedded in its perceptive corporeality. It chronicles the research trajectory that I embarked over the course of three years across Jordan and Palestine, Jeju Island (South Korea), and Psoseongana (Alishan, Taiwan), and how each project respectively unfolds in its specific historical geo-political context.

Short biography

Hong-Kai Wang is an interdisciplinary artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. She works across exhibition making, performance, publication, and workshop that involve collective, pedagogical, and embodied practices of sociality.

The defense presentation will be in English Language and will take place in room DG 6.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.